Boulevard Brewing Co. will once again be releasing a beer commemorating one of Kansas City’s professional sports teams, although this time it can specifically say which one.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based brewery has announced it has started bottling Crown Town Ale, a beer brewed celebrating the most Kansas City Royals season, which saw it make it all the way to the World Series. The new release is part of the brewery’s Smokestack Series, and will only be available in the greater Kansas City area.
“Boulevard Brewing Company is very excited for Crown Town Ale,” said the marketing materials that go along with the release. “We created the beer to celebrate fan to fan with the rest of the city. We were swept up in the October mania right along with the rest of the community. With this beer, our hope was to recognize the team’s extraordinary accomplishments and toast the passion and loyalty of hometown fans.”
The 6.2 percent ABV golden blonde ale is brewed with orange peel and lemon drop hops, and is being sold in 750ml bottles. According to the brewery’s Facebook page, the beer was bottled today, and will undergo “at least 21 days of bottle conditioning” before it is released.
This is the second time Boulevard has produced a beer based on a local sports team’s achievements. In 2013, the brewery released Championship Ale, which was brewed to commemorate Sporting Kansas City’s win over Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup playoffs. Due to marketing restrictions, there is Royals logo on the bottle.
Pricing has not yet been finalized, and Boulevard told Tenemu that that they hoped to have the beer released “before the holidays.”